Ward Traditional Academy



Ward Traditional Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ward Traditional Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 46
1 48
2 51
3 52
4 52
5 58
6 53
7 45
8 47
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ward Traditional Academy is a public elementary school located in Tempe, AZ in the Tempe School District. It enrolls 452 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ward Traditional Academy is the 743rd largest public school in Arizona and the 26,655th largest nationally. It has 18.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 452
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 24.66
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 26,655th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 743rd out of 1,244
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 434th out of 932
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 647th out of 932

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Ward Traditional Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 256
(57%)
5,693
(49%)
 Male 196
(43%)
5,876
(51%)

Ward Traditional Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 249
(55%)
2,534
(22%)
 Hispanic 122
(27%)
6,111
(53%)
 Two or More 32
(7%)
465
(4%)
 Asian 30
(7%)
275
(2%)
 Black 15
(3%)
1,232
(11%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(1%)
150
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
802
(7%)

Ward Traditional Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 320
(71%)
3,951
(34%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 103
(23%)
6,906
(60%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 29
(6%)
712
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,039 ranked schools in Arizona, Ward Traditional Academy is ranked 705th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ward Traditional Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (29.2%) is lower than the state average of 53.6%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Ward Traditional Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 309
2006 401
2007 478
2008 463
2009 461
2010 472
2011 493
2012 486
2013 477
2014 483
2015 452

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.2
2006 17.3
2007 19.6
2008 19.8
2009 19.7
2010 20.6
2011 21.8
2012 21.3
2013 19.4
2014 19.4
2015 18.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.50161812297735
2006 0.26683291770574
2007 0.24058577405858
2008 0.17494600431965
2009 0.060737527114967
2010 0.23093220338983
2011 0.21906693711968
2012 0.23251028806584
2013 0.26624737945493
2014 0.26915113871636
2015 0.29203539823009

Compare Ward Traditional Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,783.9% 17.8:1
 
1,830.0% 18.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 29.2%
 
State Average 53.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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